News

  • First Arts Announces New Association with A.H. WILKENS AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS.

    We at FIRST ARTS are excited to announce our new association with A.H. WILKENS AUCTIONS & APPRAISALS. 

  • Bidding Resumes for Our Online Auction on Tuesday, April 14th at 9:00 AM ET

    During this difficult period, we wish to continue to connect and serve our community.  With this in mind, we are pleased to announce the re-opening of our online auction.  The health and safety of our community as well as our fiduciary responsibility to our consignors remain our top priorities. To effectively serve our collectors in this exceptional time, we have reviewed and adapted our approach in the following ways

  • A Message to our Community

    First Arts discusses ways in which we can contribute in a thoughtful way in order to assist in getting our community through this exceptional time. 

  • An Update on our March Online Auction

    To support the Government of Ontario’s effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, and as a matter of care for our team, our guests, and our community, previews are no longer available for this sale.  As such, First Arts has made the difficult decision to temporarily halt bidding for our March Online Auction.

  • Bidding Now Available for our March Online Auction

    Tuesday, March 17 - Tuesday, March 31
    Bidding Now Available for our March Online Auction

    First Arts is proud to present our March Online Auction, which is open today for bidding. You will find in this offering a diverse range of graphic and sculptural works from the classic and modern periods. This sale presents unique finds that will appeal to both emerging and experienced collectors.

  • An Update on our March Online Auction Regarding COVID-19

    In light of the realities that we are facing due to the COVID-19 situation, we will be amending arrangements for our March Online Auction in the effort to protect our clients, community, and team. 

  • How do you Follow a Record-Breaking First Auction?

    A broadening of our mandate. Indigenous art is worldwide and, while we will continue our focus on Canadian First Nations, Inuit, and Métis artists, we welcome consignments of Indigenous art from around the world. 

  • Success Begets Success

    What happens when you bring leading experts on Inuit and First Nations art together with a mission to reinvigorate the resale market? The answer: A debut sale that smashes world records, and sells an astonishing 95% of lots offered.

  • Little Worlds

    The Norman Hallendy Collection of Ivory Miniatures
    Little Worlds

    It is with great pleasure that Galerie Elca London (1444 Sherbrooke Street West, #100, Montreal), in collaboration with First Arts, presents the Hallendy Collection of miniature ivories. 

  • New Company Smashes World Record Auction Price for a Work of Inuit Art

    TORONTO, May 30, 2019 - On May 28th, First Arts held its inaugural live sale of Inuit and First Nations Art. Offering a select group of 75 works from important Canadian and American collections, the auction realized a total of over $1.2 million, and sold an astonishing 95% of lots offered.